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  10/3/2012, Tishrei 17, 5773

Peres: I Hope the Evil Haman Threatening Us Disappears

President Shimon Peres hosted the public Wednesday in honor of the Sukkot holiday. Peres spoke to those present, and said, “I’m thinking about the upcoming year, and praying this will be the best year for the people of Israel, and that the evil Haman who threatens us will disappear one way or another, and we will defeat him.”

Haman attempted to kill the Jewish people in ancient Persia. The Jews ultimately prevailed in a victory celebrated with the holiday of Purim.